Where: 10 minutes from Fort Lauderdale Airport you are at the beaches and marinas.
What: The gulf stream gets within a few miles of Fort Lauderdale so this gives plenty of opportunities for surprises. Southern Florida has 3 lines of reef running parallel with the shore. The first reef is about 100 to 300 yards off the beach and is from 10-30ft deep. The 2nd reef is about 1/2 mile from the beach and from 30-50ft deep. The 3rd reef is about a mile offshore and from 60-100ft deep. There are several artificial reefs such as: Tracy, Robert Edmister, Merci Jesus, Hog Heaven, Jay Scutti, Mercedes, and Peter McAllister. Plus a site such as the above photo Pyramids.
When: Year round.
Who: Beginning to advanced divers
Times: Generally meet in moring around 8am and go out for 2 tanks. The first is usually around 80 ft and the second a reef dive around 30 ft. Then back for lunch. There is usually a one tank shallow afternoon trip.
What you need to bring: bathing suit, towel, certification card and your dive gear. Don’t worry if you forgot anything the dive shops are full service and have rental gear and new gear to buy.